Friday, September 7, 2012

How To Add A Follow Me Pinterest Button...

Hi everyone...I've had so many email requests for blogging tips and tricks. I have lots in the works, but it takes some time to get the tutorials together.

This one is a quick tutorial on how to add a "Follow Me on Pinterest" button.

Here are the images for the sample buttons that Pinterest offers. You can always make your own, but that's a different post !! LOL

You will be going to YOUR Pinterest page to get these button, this is just a sample.

Picture tutorial on how to add the Pinterest button to the side bar of your blog...

Go to your OWN Pinterest dashboard...

  • go to "About"
  • then "Pin It Button"

Scroll down until you see the "Follow Button" section...

Click on which button you want for your side bar of your blog. When you click on the button you want,  an HTML code is next to that button. Right click or "Copy" that code.

Now go to your dashboard of your BLOG...and click on "LAYOUT"...

Click on ADD a GADGET...a pop up box appears

Then scroll to find...HTML/JAVA SCRIPT. Click that.

Another pop up box appears for the HTML code.

You can add a title to it if you want in that title box, something like..."Come on over and follow me on Pinterest too!! You don't need a title though.

Now in the large box, click in there and then "PASTE" the HTML code for that button you selected.

Here is the code in the box.

You must click SAVE on the bottom left of that box.

Any gadget you add to your blog is always entered at the top of your side bar. To move it, just click on it and move it or "drag" it where you want it on your side bar and click SAVE ARRANGEMENT up top.

Hope this helps.

Happy Blogging,

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  1. Thank you! You're very nice :) this is very helpful! i will do it as soon as possible!

  2. If you're on Wordpress, once you get the code, go to Appearance -> Widgets and drop the code in a text widget dragged to the sidebar.

  3. You are wonderful. Did it. Not hard. I'd been hoping to find out how to do that.

  4. Thanks a lot Karen..........I have been trying for a long time to put the button on the side, but I couldn't figure it out. Now I have been able to put it on my blog. By the way I have been following you on Google Reader for a very long time. I love your blog.

  5. Thank you, once again you have come to the rescue and made it easy for us to follow your instructions and get the "right" results

  6. Thanks for sharing this! I really appreciate you showing me how to do this... Kathi

  7. Thanks for sharing this! I'm a relatively new blogger and am still trying to figure out how Blogger works! This tutorial helped a bunch! I actually found your blog via Pinterest! :) I'd love it if you'd stop on by and check out my blog!


  8. Thank you thank you thank you! I was trying to add my own custom one and it wasn't working, but this worked perfectly! Thanks!

  9. Thank you! Your step by step advice with pictures made it really easy to figure out how to do it!

  10. Hi, I stumbled upon your blog when I google a way to add a Pinterest icon to my blog. Thank you so much for the tutorial. It's easy to understand :D

  11. Hi, can't find follow me on pinterest buttons under pinterest goodies, did they change something?

  12. I am having similar problems to raggygirlvintage. I've updated Pinterest, finally found the 'Goodies' page but when I paste the code, it doesn't show a Pinterest icon - just a link using my Pinterest name.

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  14. My html code is not showing up in my blog? I added the html gadget and it's on the top right of my list, but it's just showing the title and not the profile widget I created??

  15. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for the great info.

    - Erin

  16. Thank you SO MUCH for the pictures! I had found descriptions of this process in some other sites, but your clear step-by-step instructions plus pictures... a life saver. (At least my hair anyway.) Thanks again!! :)

  17. Can I just say thank you?! I've looked at other posts and was extremely confused, but this makes sense!!! Thanks!

  18. Hi Karen,
    Thankyou so much….after looking at many posts, we now have a pinterest follow us button on our blog, having your ‘visual tutorial’ helped hugely!
    Kim from Kenney Pierce Timber

  19. Very helpful to those of use who are technology impaired! Thanks!


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